South Street Seaport Museum is home to a fleet of historic ships including the 1885 tall ship Wavertree, the 1885 schooner Pioneer, the 1908 lightship Ambrose, and the 1930 tugboat W.O. Decker. Each vessel offers various opportunities for visitors to come aboard and experience her unique contribution to New York’s rich maritime history.
Click below to learn more about each ship, their fascinating histories, and how you can have a first-hand experience on board. From sailing on New York Harbor and guided tours, to K–12 educational offerings and opportunities to have your own private event on a vessel, our fleet has something for everyone!
K–12 Education Onboard
The Seaport Museum offers educational programs for young people on the water in New York Harbor and on our vessels that are permanently moored at Pier 16.
Charter a Historic Vessel
Looking for a unique and unforgettable way to celebrate a special occasion or impress your clients with an exciting corporate outing? Look no further than the Seaport Museum’s private charters on the historic 1885 schooner Pioneer and the 1930 tugboat W.O. Decker.
Have Your Next Event on Wavertree
The tall ship Wavertree is the ultimate setting for your next one-of-a-kind event! This magnificent National Register-listed vessel offers a truly breathtaking setting, surrounded by inspiring views of the iconic Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline. Your guests will be enchanted by the unmatched historical charm and unique setting of your special event.